Crimes Nearby: Prostitution Arrest, Lynbrook Hotel Robbery

A rundown of arrests and incidents reported by neighboring Patches in the last week.

The following information was supplied by the Nassau County and Rockville Centre police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.

Man Who Allegedly Crashed Into Police Cars Arrested

An Elmont man was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly with his vehicle in Valley Stream.

Mistedgar Johnson, 21, of Elmont, is charged with two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of criminal mischief in the second degree and violations of the vehicle and traffic law.

Missing Georgia Teens Found

Two teens from Georgia  and reportedly stayed in Long Beach have been found and will soon return home.

Jacob Mitchell, 15, and his girlfriend, Samantha Aldana, 17, who were last seen on April 27 when Samantha reportedly took her parent’s car, were located by authorities, according to the .

“They have been located,” Patti Salerno, a LBPD public information officer, wrote in an email to Patch on Friday. "They are safe and we are working on getting them back to Georgia.”

An East Rockaway woman was arrested on prostitution charges Thursday night, according to Nassau Police, after she allegedly offered to engage in sexual conduct with an undercover detective at her residence for money.

The arrest of Catherina Scalia, 45, resulted from an investigation conducted by detectives from the Narcotic Vice Squad, police said. The detectives became aware that the defendant was allegedly using a hot dog vending truck located on Sunrise Highway in Baldwin to solicit customers for sexual conduct.

According to police, Scalia would inform customers to come to her home, where she would perform assorted sexual acts for money.

Two teenage boys were reportedly robbed at gunpoint Thursday night by a group of men while they were walking to a bus stop in Lakeview.

According to police, the robbery occurred near Tanglewood Road around 10 p.m. The two victims, ages 14 and 17, apparently had their jewelry, sneakers and cell phones taken by a group of four or five unknown men.

The subjects had bandanas covering their faces and fled northbound on Tanglewood Road, police reported. No additional description of the subjects is available at this time.

There were no injuries reported.

A man who apparently robbed a woman at gunpoint at the Lynbrook Holiday Inn Express Thursday is still at large, police said.

According to Nassau County detectives, around 2:05 p.m., a 33-year-old woman was at the hotel, located at 1 Sunrise Highway in Lynbrook, when the suspect — described as a 5-foot-7-inch black male with a thin mustache, wearing a black leather jacket, blue jeans and white sneakers — knocked at her door.

When the woman opened the door, the suspect took out a black semi-automatic handgun and pushed his way into the room, police said. The suspect demanded cash and forced the victim to the floor.

According to police, after obtaining an unknown amount of cash, the suspect fled from the room in an unknown direction.

There were no injuries reported. 

Cops: Man Threatened People, Officer With Box Cutter

A Valley Stream man was arrested last Monday after he allegedly stole a bicycle and threatened people with a box cutter, according to police.

A second man was also arrested in the theft of the bicycle, police said.

At 5:55 p.m. on April 30, the 34-year-old male victim rode his bicycle to the King Kullen at 231 West Merrick Rd. and left it in the store vestibule. When he returned, he saw that the bike was apparently stolen and called 911, according to police.

A short time later, he saw the defendant, Stephan Seal, 22, allegedly riding his bicycle in the store parking lot. He confronted Seal and struggled with him in an attempt to recover the bike, police said. Bystanders and store employees saw what was taking place and helped the victim in getting his bike back.

Seal then allegedly took out a box cutter and held it up in a “threatening manner” to keep those who assisted the victim at bay, police said.

A police officer then arrived at the scene and saw the defendant allegedly wielding the weapon in his hand. After repeated verbal demands by the officer to drop his weapon, Seal, who allegedly initially refused and continued to hold it up to the officer in a threatening manner, eventually complied, dropping the box cutter to the ground. He was placed under arrest.

No injuries were sustained during the incident.

After police reviewed store surveillance video, they found a second subject was responsible for the initial theft of the bicycle. Daniel Wisloh, 20, also of Valley Stream, was located in the parking lot and placed under arrest for the theft without incident.

$100K Taken From RVC Resident’s Bank Account

A complainant from North Forest Avenue in Rockville Centre reported to police on April 17 that an unknown person(s) withdrew $100,000 from his First National Bank, located on Merrick Road in Rockville Centre, checking account on March 19.

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